harry-reid-2.jpgWe’re joining together with the following people to send a letter to Harry Reid to tell him to respect Chris Dodd’s hold on any bill that includes retroactive immunity for telecom companies:

American Civil Liberties Union
ColorofChange.org
Electronic Frontier Foundation
Moveon.org Political Action
Working Assets Wireless
Duncan Black, Atrios
Markos Moulitsas Zuniga, DailyKos
Glenn Greenwald, Salon
Matt Stoller, OpenLeft
John Aravosis, Americablog
Chris Bowers, OpenLeft
Taylor Marsh Taylormarsh.com
Digby, Hullaballo
John Amato, Crooks and Liars
Howie Klein, DownWithTyranny

We want you to be a part of it. If you feel strongly about this issue, please co-sign the letter to Harry Reid with us (you can view the entire letter here).

From the letter:

Providing amnesty to lawbreaking corporations is a complete assault on the rule of law and on the basic fairness of our political system. When ordinary American citizens are accused of breaking the law, they are forced to go to court and, if the accusations are proven, they suffer the consequences. If the telecoms really did nothing wrong, they should prove that in court, like all Americans must do.

This is an important collaboration between civil rights groups, online advocacy groups, and bloggers, coming together to oppose illegal domestic spying and working to protect the civil liberties of all Americans.

Please join us.

Update: You can also call Reid’s office, ask him to respect the hold and join Dodd’s filibuster:

Senator Harry Reid
Phone: 202-224-3542

MoveOn is tracking the progress, you can record your efforts here:

http://pol.moveon.org/call?tg=FSNV_1&cp_id=620